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Wanaka, sheltered behind the Southern Alps in the South Island of New Zealand, is the ideal holiday destination. There is something for everyone, whatever your age, ability or sense of adventure. From fishing to flightseeing, tramping to tennis, horsetrekking to heli skiing, goldpanning to golfing. Close to the Mount Aspiring National Park, the area is a natural paradise.

About an hour's drive from Queenstown, Wanaka is very near several excellent ski areas (such as Treble Cone and Cardrona) and some very good places to go tramping. Many of the most popular activities in Wanaka involve the beautiful lake. While the pace of life here is far more sedate and less huried than in Queenstown, Wanaka features many of the same high adrenalin activities and adventures. So if you want to do your paragliding, jetboating or rap jumping in a more quiet and secluded atmosphere, Wanaka might just be the place.

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Easter is a great time to visit Wanaka and see the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.

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Top Paddock Music Festival Ferio Saxophone Quartet Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow Tuki 2018 Contact Epic
Top Paddock Music Festival
Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka
From Sunday 31 December 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018
Ferio Saxophone Quartet
Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka
Today only at 7:30 p.m.
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
Wanaka Airport, Wanaka
From Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 1 April 2018
Tuki 2018
Glendhu Station, Wanaka
Saturday 10 February 2018
Contact Epic
Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka
Saturday 14 April 2018

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Wanaka News

 13 Nov 2017 

Cardrona wins two awards at 2017 Wanaka Business Awards
Cardrona Alpine Resort staff (from left) Nick Noble, Rachael Milner, Malcolm Hayes, Hannah Budd, Bridget Legnavsky, Steph Drabble, Nadia Ellis, Kieren Drabble, Jen Houltham, Deb Inder, Mat Woods, Pete Legnavsky at the 2017 Wanaka Business Awards.

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